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Allied Domecq


Allied Domecq, the spirits group, has accepted a £7.4bn takeover bid from Pernod Ricard, with some of Allied's brands being acquired by Fortune Brands of the US.
21-Apr-2005


Allied Domecq is investing £3.5m at its Scapa and Glendronach whisky distilleries, in order to benefit from rising demand for single malts.
29-Mar-2004


Allied Domecq has bought the Malibu rum brand from Diageo for £560m, and has also acquired Mumm Cuvee Napa, the US sparkling wine company, for £27m.
28-Feb-2002


Allied Domecq and Miller Brewing are to invest £17m each in a new joint venture to launch vodka-and-tequila-flavoured drinks in the US.
21-Jan-2002


Allied Domecq is to set up a new division for its wine assets in January, and the business may be spun off as a separate company later.
31-Oct-2001


Allied Domecq is to acquire Bodegas y Bebidas, the Spanish wine producer, for £174m.
10-Sep-2001


Allied Domecq is to acquire Kuemmerling, the German distiller that produces spirits and bitters, for £128m.
05-Sep-2001


Allied Domecq is to acquire Montana, the New Zealand winemaker, for £300m, as Lion Nathan of Australia has withdrawn from the takeover battle.
27-Aug-2001


Allied Domecq is to buy two Argentine wine producers - Bodegas y Vinedos Graffigna and Vinedos y Bodegas Sainte Sylvie - for about £30m.
05-Jul-2001


Allied Domecq has announced a £282m takeover bid for Montana Group, the New Zealand winemaker, as part of a strategy to develop its premium wine and spirits brands.
08-Feb-2001


Allied Domecq is to acquire two leading champagne houses - Perrier Jouet and GH Mumm - for £348m, and has also confirmed that it will not bid for Seagram's wine and spirits business.
14-Dec-2000


Allied Domecq is looking to acquire new vodka and white rum brands and also aims to expand its business in developing markets such as Asia.
05-May-2000


Allied Domecq is to sell its John Bull international pub franchise business to Charles Wells, the Bedford family brewer, for under £10m.
03-Feb-2000


Allied Domecq has sold Cantrell & Cochrane, the Irish drinks distribution business, to BC Partners for £519m, and the proceeds will be used to reduce debt.
09-Jan-1999


Allied Domecq has won approval to build a £3m hotel at Blackpool Airport, creating 70 jobs.
16-Oct-1998


Allied Domecq is set to acquire Bismarck, the German schnapps producer, for up to £15m.
27-Aug-1998


Whitbread and Allied Domecq are in discussions to merge their off-licence chains - Thresher and Victoria Wine - into a 50:50 joint venture in response to the growing power of supermarkets.
03-Aug-1998


Allied Domecq is planning a £150m investment in its pub estate, including 50 new Big Steak pubs alongside Wacky Warehouses and 50 Firkin pubs, creating over 2,000 jobs.
10-Jul-1997


Morland, the brewer, has acquired 16 pubs from Whitbread for £3.4m and 24 American-style bar diners from Allied Domecq for £32m.
24-Jan-1997


Bass is acquiring Allied Domecq's 50% stake in Carlsberg-Tetley for £200m, and Carlsberg is putting its 50% stake, as well as £20m, into Bass Brewers in exchange for a 20% stake in the enlarged subsidiary.
26-Aug-1996


Allied Domecq plans to open 200 theme pubs this year in a £150m investment that will create 7,500 jobs.
12-Mar-1996


Allied Domecq is to sell Chacalli de Decker, the duty-free operation based in Antwerp, to Seabourne World Express.
02-Feb-1996